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engineeringInc. july/august 2008 ● Table of conTenTs Vol. 19, No. 4 8 FEATurEs goiNg gLoBAL Firms find profitable prospects outside u.s. shores. 12 19 24 30 34 36 2008 ProFEssioNAL LiABiLitY iNsurANCE survEY Liability insurance rates to remain steady. BridgiNg thE gAP Member Firms providing vital expertise for bridge infrastructure projects. 2008 CoNvENtioN wrAP uP More than 1,200 enjoy “political fun-raising” at Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. 2008—2009 EXECutivE CommittEE ExCom members reveal motivations for seeking Council leadership. CoVer aND toC: garry laNDsMaN 2008 FALL CoNFErENCE PrimEr The Council’s Fall Conference in Montreal is right around the corner. Make your plans today! COvEr sTOry CoNgrEssmAN kENdriCk mEEk Leading the charge to defeat 3 percent withholding. 12 8 DEPArTMEnTs 36 2 mArkEt wAtCh 5 safety concerns lead to bridge inspection opportunities. LEgisLAtivE ACtioN 6 Budget plan favors transportation, environment; House approves bill to extend energy tax; senate rejects gas tax “holiday.” BusiNEss iNsights 38 Effective program management; limiting liability in flood zones. mEmBErs iN thE 39 NEws richard D. Fox to succeed Thomas D. Furman as chairman and CEO of CDM; Langan Engineering & Environmental services wins Phoenix Award; Woolpert, Inc., acquires TEK science. oNE oN oNE 44 Gannett Fleming chairman and CEO William stout discusses America’s transportation infrastructure crisis. 4 From ACEC to You Putting infrastructure on America’s political agenda. Mike kelly/getty iMages NEws & NotEs 4 Engineers design homes that can withstand nature’s destructive forces; Personal preferences might explain engineering industry gender gap; Member Firm historical photos needed for ACEC 100-year commemorative publication. Engineering Inc. promotes the advocacy and business interests of ACEC by offering news, legislative analysis and business practice information to member firms, clients, opinion leaders and policy makers. The articles and editorials appearing in this magazine do not represent an official ACEC position or policy unless specifically identified as doing so.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc. - July/August 2008

Engineering Inc. - July/August 2008
2009 EEA Call for Entries
Table of Contents
From ACEC to You
News & Notes
Market Watch
Legislative Action
Congressman Kendrick Meek
Going Global
2008 Professional Liability Insurance Survey
Institute for Business Management 2008 Fall Course Catalog
Bridging the Gap
2008 Convention Wrap Up
2008-2009 Executive Committee
2008 Fall Conference Primer
Business Insights
Members in the News
One on One

Engineering Inc. - July/August 2008